Composting is an eco-friendly approach to getting rid of and reducing junk. Many people do not practice composting because they are intimidated by the process or they do not know which items can be composted. Understanding composting will help you reduce the amount of junk you produce and dump in overflowing landfills.
Compost is an organic matter that has been recycled and turned into soil amendment or fertilizer. In layman’s terms, composting is a process of making a pile of wet organic matter such as leaves and food waste, and wait for them to break down and turn into humus after several weeks or months. Processes that are more complicated involve specific amounts of water, carbon, nitrogen, and air put into compost.
Items You Can Compost
There are various types of items that you can compost such as vegetables, fruits, leaves, branches, plants, eggshells, coffee grounds and filters, paper, and cardboard are some of the more common compost materials. Other items to compost are bread, dryer lint, chemically treated wood, used personal items, glass, glossy paper, and grease. These items are compostable but are not as ideal as green waste.
Advantages of Composting
Composting reduces the amount of junk dumped in dumpsters and landfills. It also limits the negative environmental impact of junk. You will also find new ways to use food waste instead of throwing them away. Use compost as fertilizer for the plants and flowers in your garden, instead of using chemicals that may harm the soil. Composting may seem like a complicated process at first, but once you know how to do it, you will do your part in helping conserve the environment.
Build a compost bin to gather all the items you need for composting. The bin allows you to determine how much junk you have at home and which items are compostable. The bin is also an organized way to collect junk you no longer need. Ask the leaders in your community if they provide a compost bin where residents drop off items for composting.
Working as a community to reduce junk helps residents build a sense of responsibility and camaraderie.
Hiring a junk remover to collect your green waste is an efficient and fast way to get rid of junk. Removers will collect your compost bin depending on your schedule. They will do all of the legwork for you, from collecting to disposal or recycling. Composting is an excellent and eco-friendly way to get rid of junk.